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Florine Completes His 100th Ascent Of The Nose Route Of El Cap

YOSEMITE – Hans Florine, world renowned rock climber, completed his 100th ascent of the Nose Route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, Sept. 12. Florine, along with Jayme Moye, an adventure writer from Boulder, Colo., and Fiona Thornewell, an adventurer from London, England, finished the ascent on Saturday afternoon, after beginning the climb on Thursday, Sept. 10. ...

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Yosemite Fire Update Sept. 12

YOSEMITE – There are currently four fires burning in Yosemite National Park. The Tenaya Fire (37 46.091 x 119 34.641 – Mariposa Co., 7200′ elevation, date reported 9/7). This wildfire began on the afternoon Monday, of Sept. 7, and is being suppressed. The fire is located along the Lehamite Creek Trail from the north rim of the Valley to the ...

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Gateway Expressions Student Art & Poetry Contest

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery announce the fifth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity of youth in Yosemite’s gateway communities, and is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of Yosemite National ...

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Tenaya Fire In Yosemite Over 400 Acres

YOSEMITE – The Tenaya Fire is now estimated at 455 acres with 25 percent containment. The fire began on the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 7, and is being suppressed. It is located along the Lehamite Creek Trail from the north rim of the Valley to the Tioga Road. The Incident Commander notes that fire activity has moderated today, as it ...

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Tenaya Fire Closes Some Trails In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Tenaya Fire, which is burning within the designated wilderness area of Yosemite National Park is now estimated at 431 acres with 10 percent containment. This wildfire began on Monday, Sept. 7, and was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. The fire is being suppressed, and is very visible from all locations within the park. The fire spread rapidly ...

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Dark Sky Duo Takes On The John Muir Trail

By Scott Lange — This week we’ll depart San Francisco on a journey to capture the nighttime sky along the 211 mile John Muir Trail, which begins in Yosemite and terminates atop Mt. Whitney. Leaving just after Labor Day will hopefully make for a quieter, less traveled trail, as well as some great late-summertime weather. Range of Light: Night & ...

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500-Acre Fire Burning In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The smoke visible in the Yosemite Valley today is coming from the Tenaya Fire, which is burning in Indian Canyon. The fire is located above the north rim of the Valley on both sides of the Lehamite trail, between the Valley and Tioga Road. The Tenaya Fire was discovered last night and is currently estimated at 500 acres. ...

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Update On Missing Hiker Found Deceased

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials issued a statement this morning updating information on the death of James Michael Millet, Jr., whose body was found on Tuesday, Sept. 1, two days after discovering a car had been left at a popular trailhead parking lot for an extended period of time. Late in the evening on Sunday, Aug. 30, according to ...

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Fourth Graders Admitted Free To National Parks

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park invites all fourth grade students to visit the park and receive free entrance as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. The program provides a free annual pass for fourth grade students and their families to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks. Beginning today, fourth grade ...

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Missing Hiker Found Deceased

YOSEMITE – A hiker apparently missing for weeks has been found deceased, officials announced this morning, after Yosemite National Park Rangers located the body of James Michael Millett Jr. on Tuesday, Sept. 1. His remains were found above Yosemite Valley. On Monday, Park officials asked for the public’s help in locating Millet, who reportedly planned a day hike to Upper ...

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